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MEA denies reports of Indians abducted in Mosul, Iraq

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MEA:No reports of Indians being abducted
Baghdad, June 18: Even as tension escalated in Iraq, reports suggests that about 40 Indians working on projects near Mosul city have been kidnapped by suspected ISIS militants.

The Ministry of External Affairs meanwhile came out on Wednesday and said that they had lost contact with the Indian nationals in Iraq, but wouldn't verify to the abduction 'as there was no specific input to suggest that they had been kidnapped.' 40 Indians went missing as they were being evacuated.

"A 24-hour control room at MEA headquarters in New Delhi has been set up to monitor the situation in Iraq," said Syed Akbaruddin, MEA spokesperson.

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40 Indians were waylaid as they were being evacuated from the war zone in Iraq for their safety. Mosul was captured by ISIS militants after a war broke out between Shia dominated government and Sunni jihadis.

MEA on Wednesday said that an Indian envoy will travel to Baghdad to gain the real ground report. The Indian government said that it was trying its best to get Indians stranded in Iraq safely back to the country.

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